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Franchising in Scotland

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Scotland is an exciting place to be right now and, not for the first time, we are attracting more attention around the world than our geographic size might ordinarily warrant.

Business is good, but there is always room for improvement; opportunities are plentiful but we can never have too many of them. One particularly strong source of opportunity here in Scotland is franchising; and you've certainly come to the right place to find out more about it.


Franchisee success stories

Exclusive Interview: "Turning over £1 million thanks to the strength of Chipsaway's name"

smallChipsaway_KeithMcGowan.jpg With previous experience in the motoring industry, Keith McGowan already knew the strength of the Chipsaway brand name and their solid reputation within the sector. He felt confident, therefore, that he could make it a success. Today, Keith now operates the biggest ChipsAway car care centre in the UK and is turning over £1 million per year. To get an unique inside perspective of what it takes to be a successful franchisee... Read more

Scottish franchise news

Belvoir expands into Orkney Islands

smallBelvoir_Orkney.jpg Successful Belvoir franchisee, Amjed expanded his territory from Inverness to the historic town of Kirkwall which will cover all of the Orkney Islands. Through the asquisition of Orkney Leasing, Amjed now has 200 more properties to his portfolio. His team are excited to move forward in offering the general public Belvoir's reputed letting services. Read more

Looking to franchise your business?

If you are running a successful business in Scotland, the time may be right to look to expand it. Franchising is an excellent method of expanding an already successful business but that's not to say that it is right for every business. In this section we look at the benefits of franchising a business, we help you to identify if your business is franchiseable and we outline the steps to franchising a business. You can also contact franchise consultants based in Scotland to enquire about franchising your own business. Read More

Actively Recruiting in Scotland

Existing franchises for sale in scotland

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Edinburgh & Surrounding areas


Martin O'Neill of Wright, Johnston and MacKenzie is a franchising specialist lawyer and has advised a diverse client base of franchisees and franchisors on developing their business in the UK and internationally, and regularly advises buyers, sellers and franchisors on franchise resales.

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Buying and selling a franchise resale in Scotland

Developing a business presence in a new Scottish territory can be time consuming and costly so the advantage of taking on an existing franchise, that is already known in the area and which has current customers and clients, is clear. That is not to say growing any business is easy - far from it - but it is easier to move on and drive a process that is already underway. In this section we look at the benefits of buying a franchise resale and also provide advice on the steps to take if looking to sell your own franchise business in Scotland. Read More

Financing a franchise in Scotland

By Richard Holden, Lloyds Bank

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Small business is the lifeblood of the Scottish economy and plays a fundamental role in the country’s success. Confidence is growing amongst business owners in Scotland according to recent reports that indicate the availability of affordable finance is now considered to be significantly higher than twelve months ago. Read More